While the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, they are also the busiest. With shopping, decorating, wrapping, cooking, travelling, parties, visiting and eating galore, this is no time to lose sleep. Not only do you need your sleep to perform at your best for all of your commitments, but you also need to maintain a strong immune system--there is no room in the schedule to be sick.
Follow our guide this holiday season and you'll definitely sleep like a yule log, ho ho ho.
Since we've 'fallen back' earlier this month, the days have gotten shorter and it's becoming darker earlier and earlier. Those lovely mornings, waking up to sunshine will be gone again until spring returns. All of this darkness has a way of messing with our internal clocks as natural light hugely impacts our circadian rhythm, also known as our sleep/wake cycle.
Have you noticed yourself getting tired early in the evening? Is it more difficult to get up early in the morning?
That's because, even if it's your normal time to wake up, the lack of natural light is confusing your body, making you feel extra sleepy and throwing our internal clocks out of sync with our circadian rhythm. It can be very disruptive and often happens with Daylight Savings Time. It's a feeling comparable to jet-lag.
Follow our six easy steps to help reset and sync your internal clock back up to your circadian rhythm:
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Finally, it feels like fall. The leaves are turning, the air is getting cool and crisp, and the days are beginning to get shorter. It's time to get out your favourite sweaters and enjoy pumpkin-spiced everything.
This weekend, with the aide of Thanksgiving dinner, of course, most of us will sleep very well. But, then what? As some of you may already have discovered, our summer sleep habits just aren't working with the change of the season. Are you beginning to feel tired midday? Having trouble getting out of bed in the morning even though it's your usual wake-up time? It's time to make some seasonal updates to your sleep habits to combat these issues.
We all know better than to keep items that are noisy or obviously distracting in our bedrooms at night if it can be at all helped.
But, there are a few sneaky items that slide under the radar that you may not realize are negatively impacting your sleep. Banish these items from your bedroom and measurably improve your sleep.
Who would have thought that something which comes as natural to us as breathing would pose such a problem for famous people throughout the ages? Some of them willingly decide to alter sleeping patterns, either for inspiration or productivity, while others suffer from sleep-related disorders.
This is not something that just the rich and famous practice today. We can even notice it with famous people of past centuries. Some of their habits might make sense to us, while others seem completely incomprehensible.
As a result of thorough research on some of the greatest celebrities’ sleeping habits, the infographic below makes it easy for us to see what these habits were and why they had them.
For now, we’re going to list some of the strangest sleeping habits of writers, and maybe take a page from their book.
Getting a great sleep on those hot summer nights can be a fine art if you don’t have adequate air conditioning!
We’ve all been there: tossing and turning and sweating because it’s still SO hot and humid even though the sun has been down for hours. It can be incredibly frustrating!
Say goodnight to hot and miserable summer nights with our five easy tips for a great summer sleep (even when it’s hot):
As we all know, an effective beauty routine begins long before we start putting on makeup.
Not only does ‘beauty sleep’ matter so you wake up feeling refreshed, but your nightly routine plays a huge role in looking as refreshed as you feel after getting a great night’s rest.
Tweak your nightly routine with our six simple steps to sleeping your way to beautiful skin:
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